Jump to content
Thai Visa Forum

One million passengers to arrive at Hua Hin Airport by 2025


Recommended Posts

HH-Airport.jpg

 

After a number of false starts, Hua Hin looks set to finally benefit from a fully functioning international airport.

 

On Wednesday (7 April), plans were unveiled for Hua Hin Airport to begin flights to a number of overseas destinations.

 

The flights will be to destinations located within a 6 or 7 hour radius of Hua Hin to countries such as China, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia and the Middle East.

 

The aim is to have 2 international flights per day operating in 2022 and at least 5 international flights per day by 2025.

 

But before then, and dependent on COVID-19 restrictions, international charter flights from Hua Hin are likely to begin before the end of 2021, with China well represented, as well as Hong Kong and Singapore, it was announced. 

 

The ambitious plans for Hua Hin airport, dubbed the ‘Phoenix-Plan’ are part of an agreement with the Departments of Airport and the Phoenix Group, which has operations in Hong Kong and Thailand and which specialises in the management of small and regional airports.

 

Provincial Governor Dr Pullop Singhaseni called the ‘Phoenix-Plan’ “the single most important initiative for Hua Hin International Airport since its inception more than 30 years ago”.

 

“The  timing of this announcement could not be better,  as the world awakens from the COVID pandemic and Thailand re-opens for business and tourism”, said Udon Olsson, Chairman of Phoenix Aviation Thailand Limited.

 

“The Phoenix-Plan is a private sector initiative fully funded by the Phoenix Group”, said John Laroche, CEO of Phoenix Aviation International Limited.

 

“The Phoenix-Plan will not only have a major impact on Hua Hin Airport but also  the city of Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan and Phetchaburi”, Mr Laroche added.

 

Hua Hin currently welcomes around 14 million visitors annually, but almost all arrive by road.

 

The target is to have 100,000 passengers arriving at the airport in 2022 and one million arrivals by 2025.

 

The Phoenix-Plan will also see the airport become a fundamental part of the community and aims to develop relationships with local businesses and service providers, as well as providing a huge boost to the local economy.

 

Following recent reports of an infrastructure upgrade at the airport, Mr Laroche confirmed that Hua Hin Airport can already accommodate international flights, with its runway suitable for A330 and 737 aircraft. 

 

However, the airport is currently unable to accept domestic and international flights at the same time but does have the capacity to handle two flights per hour. 

 

While the airport will continue to service domestic flights, international flights direct to Hua Hin will become the focus, Mr Laroche said. 

 

The flight to Kuala Lumpur is also due to resume once COVID-19 restrictions have been eased.

 

logo.thumb.jpg.58700f12f9218149b3e2f82126b72e4d.jpg
-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2021-04-07
 

 

  • Haha 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Flying on. 737 or A330 for 6-7 hours doesn't seem all that pleasant.

Once the airport can accommodate larger aircraft then it will be viable

Currently the airport has one gate and one luggage carousel so I wouldn't expect many flights

  • Like 1
  • Confused 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

The flight to Kuala Lumpur is also due to resume once COVID-19 restrictions have been eased.

So, at the current rate 2025 too !

  • Haha 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

By 2025 eh? Without even considering the present Covid situation there are other situations on the the brink that could ruin the whole thing...pessimistic?? Who, me? Nah, just one of my 'Oh yeah' days 🙂

Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

 

The width / size of the plane is irrelevant if considering how pleasant it is unless someone is claustrophobic in the smaller cabin. It is the seating / size etc that matters and a 737 or A380 makes little difference to most of the seat spacing is the same. 

 

 

Maybe in the section of the aircraft you are accustomed to sitting in, but the product at the pointy end of the plane are vastly different in the smaller aircraft. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, fangless said:

 

How do those two statements suggest it is fully functional?

One is now, the other is the future plan

Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, d2b2 said:

Flying on. 737 or A330 for 6-7 hours doesn't seem all that pleasant.

Once the airport can accommodate larger aircraft then it will be viable

Currently the airport has one gate and one luggage carousel so I wouldn't expect many flights

As they reported!  The plan is to expand it to enable more flights!

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, jkcjag said:

As they reported!  The plan is to expand it to enable more flights!

And that will take more than a year or two,,,,,,,,,,, Anyway, good for the boost of Hua Hin and new hope for a fallen Turist destination and a completely collapsed real estate marked

Link to post
Share on other sites

Five full international flights day, loaded to the rim with 400 pax = 2'000 pax/day. 365 days by 2'000 = 730'000 passengers; short of 270'000 passengers despite absolutely unrealistic figures to start with. 

I also assume tht the other 39 million tourists you expect all arrive by train, bus and - hopefully delivered by then - by submarines of which the government in its endless wisdom made sure, that they get three of them.

Honestly, you should fire the entire lot of soothsayers at the tourism authority and the ministries releasing such figures ......... for good that is!  

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Amazing Thailand, Amazing stories and Amazing forecasts.  Simply amazing, and I will wait  to see if Hua Hin 

even gets 200 thousand by 2025.  The present forecast is out before the country barely gets open to international travel, wow,

  just super Amazing.

Geezer

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

I also noticed the discrepancy in the arrivals figures, not unusual for TAT. However, it doesn't say that the 1 million arrivals is International only so it would include domestic. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Seems to be a lot of wishful thinking going on here 

Best wait until the Corivirus numbers are under control 

And people vaccinated first before coming out with these numbers 🙄 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Wildliferescue said:

Ok besides the fact that this is all <deleted> and that it will never happen; 1,000,000 passengers in one year means about 2,800 a day. With 5 flights a day that would mean that you will

need almost 6 A-380s fully booked!! every day.... 

 

does anyone ever do the math before such an event and does any journalist ever check these facts? 

Edwin, you know where you talking about.... a friend in the immediate vicinity.

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, jkcjag said:

As they reported!  The plan is to expand it to enable more flights!

More flights yes, but aircraft larger than 737 or A330 not in the plan 

Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

international charter flights from Hua Hin are likely to begin before the end of 2021, with China well represented,

 

Photo - "Marketing China". Be prepared Hua Hin!!

 

How to Attract Chinese Tourists? (2020 Update) - Marketing China

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I am sure this is their most positive outlook. However by 2025 there will not be any hotels or bars left in Hua Hin. The other businesses reliant on hotel guests and bar customers will also be gone. All because of a virus that has a low mortality rate and is 100% treatable with existing drugs and Zinc. It boggles the mind to think what their reason can be to destroy so many businesses and the economy based on a treatable virus  (coronaviruss) of a type that has been around forever?

Edited by Sumarianson
  • Sad 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...